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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.

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I have HP (model p2-1334) windows 8 PC that fails to boot since Windows update was performed.
The user had no backup system.
 I got down to command prompt using Advanced Repair Option during startup. I created Windwos 8.1 OS in USB (using Rufus and shown as G drive on the screenshot). It appears C drive is OS drive.
 Is there a command that I can run here to have the system replace missing or corrupted file at this stage?
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Hi guys

I've got a laptop with a Windows 8 Pro license at the time of purchase, but it was downgraded to Windows 7 Pro for us when delivered.

I now need to put in a new hard disk and rebuild the O.S. However, this laptop came with no DVD's so I have to find the appropriate content and do it myself.

My question is this: will I just be able to create a bootable Windows 7 ISO and install it? Will I be compliant in terms of licensing if I download the Volume LIcense version of Windows 7 and install it? As we have access to the Microsoft VLSC portal and can download it and create the bootable .ISO.

Thanks for helping guys
Yashy
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Trying to help a family friend that lost their daughter. I can get into one of the accounts on the computer but not the daughters, which is the admin account. They don’t know what her password is and don’t have it backed up? Is there anything that can be done?
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Lately while I am working on any application the app loses focus and I have to click back on it. It happens all the time and its becoming an annoyance.
Are there any programs out there that would help preventing applications from losing focus?
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I am running windows 7, and the previous employee configured the computer to reboot automatically every night.
I have checked the task scheduler and I don't see anything in there for a PC reboot.

Are there any other places, where in the registry would I look, as I'm assuming that's the only other place?
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Restored the HP Stream 11 back to factory. Windows 8 Added user and tried to connect to a Microsoft account, as well as tried to set up Skype.  Get error " sorry, we couldn't connect to Microsoft services right now." Internet is working fine, windows is activated. Look up many forums and other people having the issue but no one has found any solutions to get it working.
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I have a customer with an HP Windows 8 Laptop (Yes I know, bad combination).  When you boot the system it comes up with ONE username.  (The Administrator account is probably disabled). The problem is: he  has forgotten his password!!!

I used a program, see attached screenshot, which creates a CD from which to boot, but it resets ONLY the ADMINISTRATOR Password.    Which I did.

When I rebooted, STILL NO ADMINISTRATOR  account appears from which to boot!!

When I have used this program before, the Administrator account becomes enabled and appears in the Welcome Screen (without a password).

However it seems that Windows 8 has NO ADMINISTRATOR account.  Or am I wrong?

I need something that resets MORE than just the Administrator Password.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks,

Biggles
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There is no cd drive, I tried to download from Microsoft but it gives error. Any help
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I am running win 10, and under my file explorer options, I have selected "double-click to open an item".

In outlook and in some other area's, when I click on an email, it just opens it, instead of selecting it.

So how would I even fix this, since it's configured correctly, but it's not working.
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I have a client who wants to use an existing computer on their domain, of course this system is running the home version of Windows 8.1, what I need to know is whether there is a direct upgrade path from 8.1 home to 10 pro?
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Expert Comment

by:Calvin Hudson
Thanks for taking the time for making this tutorial, really appreciated. I always create screencast with a web-based software calls Acethinker Online Screen Recorder, It's a free web-based application to record computer screen right from the browser, you don't have to download or install anything. Share it here as an alternative to Screencastify.
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Can someone send me the link to download a free backup software for windows 8. I need to backup data and settings if possible.

Windows should have built in a windows backup that i usually use but is not is this computer ...

Thank you,
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Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I wanted to uninstall a game but it always stuck and when you click on the icon of the uninstaller, nothing came out. From the task manager there the program is still running but however after few hours still stuck, would like to check if any expert here has way to uninstall it, windows 8.1 here.

Thanks!
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I am thinking of the following scenario. A Windows 8 or 10 computer hangs on startup. You suspect it may be a virus. You can't boot into the GUI but you can use a boot rescue USB and get to a command line. Is there an antivirus executable you can run from the command line? Preferably one that's free.
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I have a user running windows 7 or 8, but I have to check.  He has a dell touchscreen, all in one computer.  The problem is, when he moves an application to the right or left, or just anywhere on his screen, so he can have two screens side by side to compare, one of the screens resizes automatically to full screen and it's annoying.
Is there a way to disable that feature, I can't think of where I find that option.
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Hey, EE experts! Have you ever painstakingly typed out step-by-step instructions in answer to a question?

If you're using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you have a tool that can help with that.

Go to apps and hunt down STEPS RECORDER (it's in Windows Accessories). You're welcome.
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by:Craig Kehler
We predominantly use Jira Capture for it's integration in to tickets and test sessions. It's a pain in IE though so I tend to use the snipping tool, trying out Snip now. Thanks for the heads up :)

I've used Jing in the past for recording steps. It's pretty good
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by:Colleen Kayter
Craig, Jing is good for showing video, but steps recorder actually gives you text. Very useful, very lean when video is not an option.
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I have two computer having windows xp and windows 8.1 professional.
When I compiled vb6 ActiveX dll i am getting attached message and I am able to generate .ocx file in windows xp.
But on windows 8.1 i am not able to test and generate .ocx file in windwos 8.1. I have check both machin property .
what could be reason.

Thanks.
activex-halt.JPG
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What are my options when I need to recover a forgotten password from a Windows 8 machine. I suspect that it is linked to a live account, but I'm not sure. I ran Ophcrack with Vista proba free tables, but no luck. I know that the site says it doesn't support Windows 8, but in separate threads I have read that there are people out there that have had success using Ophcrack on Windows 8.

I'm trying to help out a lady that forgot her password. All she wants from the machine are the photos of her baby daughter. Everything else is expendable.
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kind:=movie


does not find cached browser videos

but
kind:=video
shows me many .ts files

I know youtube and other sites have small videos they leave on browser


I dont want to use nirsoft to for each browser to find every video and play each video

is there a FILE EXPLORER command
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa965711(v=vs.85).aspx

for finding ADDITIONAL browser cache video

this is more of a windows 7 FILE EXPLORER question because if windows 10 has a gui then it will not be backwards compatible


how can I play .ts files

vlc, windows media player, windows movie
tell me that file is too short or corrupt for every file
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I have a Windows 8 Enterprise PC (that is my primary PC).  I want to upgrade to Win10; but, was told that I could NOT.  Recently, I was told that I could upgrade to Win10 Enterprise; but, no-one knows about the upgrade process.  I have even called Microsoft support and they just tell me that, in order to up grade I have to have Win 8 or 8.1, not Enterprise (they do not understand my question).
My question is w/r to the actual upgrade process - is it an in place upgrade (keeping my files and applications) or is it a clean install (removing/clearing all existing files and applications).
I am told (in many Microsoft sites) to go to the Microsoft VLS site and download the Win10Enterprise.iso; but, I cannot find it anywhere !!!
So, right now I feel like I am near to a solution w/r to upgrading my primary PC (finally); but, not quite there .....  any help ?????
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Hi we have roaming profiles in our environment with offline file synchronization. A client of our's synchronization keeps failing the conflicts in the sync center state "A file was deleted on this computer and changed on the server while this computer was offline" The sync center provides a path to each of the files, but I cannot locate them. They appear to temporary files of no significance in $recycle.bin. I cannot locate them even if i enable hidden files and folders and enable show protected operating system files.

When i right click on each conflict in the sync center I am given the options to resolve the conflicts or ignore. When I choose ignore nothing happens, when i choose resolve another window appears stating "The details for this conflict could not be opened. The conflict may no longer exist, the device it occurred on is not available or may contain invalid data. The parameter is incorrect"

I tried recreating the clients local profile and network profile but the sync errors still appear. I had the client log into a test machine and we do not get these errors so it appears to be machine related.
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Hi,

Having trouble adding Win 8.1 PC to domain with 2012 server.

This PC dropped off the network so readding. Get the following error - 'The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted'

Server can be pinged via IP & FQDN.

Tried -
Adding fixed IP to PC
Adding via powershell
Changing PC name

Any ideas?

Thanks
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Hi Do you think Windows 8 firewall still cam selectively block its interface no matter it is wireless interface or other? for example, it has two interface, one is wireless interface and other is Ethernet cable interface. Thank you
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I have created my setup in .net and   Windows 8 and its 64 Bit.Gives the error when i open the application it shows Unhandled Exception:"microsoft jet Oledb 4.0 is not registered on the local machine"
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Windows 8

Windows 8 is a personal computer operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, with an emphasis on improving its user experience on tablets. In particular, these changes included a touch-optimized Windows shell based on Microsoft's "Metro" design language, the Start screen, a new platform for developing apps with an emphasis on touchscreen input, integration with online services, support for USB 3.0, Advanced Format hard drives, near field communications, and cloud computing. Additional security features were introduced, such as built-in antivirus software, integration with Microsoft SmartScreen phishing filtering service and support for UEFI Secure Boot on supported devices with UEFI firmware.